|Speaking of Music: Laurie Anderson|
In an interview recorded on December 6, 1984, before a live audience of 1000 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium's Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Laurie Anderson about songs from her album, “Mister Heartbreak”. Anderson discusses the influences on many of the songs on that album including “Kokoku” and “Sharkey's Day”. In addition, the composer explains this album's departure from her former release, “Big Science”, which contained the hit song “...
Keywords: Speaking of Music Series at the Exploratorium; Interview and Music; Popular Music; New Music; Laurie Anderson
|New Music America 1981: Selections from “United States” by Laurie Anderson|
From a recording made on June 13, 1981 in San Francisco, as part of the New Music America Festival, Laurie Anderson performs selections from her epic work “United States”. Laurie Anderson was born in 1947 in Chicago and received her MFA in sculpture from Columbia University. As a performance and recording artist, she has worked with film-sound-talking pieces for many years, performing at the La Jolla Museum, the Berlin Festival, and various other places in the U...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art; Laurie Anderson
|Ode To Gravity: The Eventide Harmonizer and Henry Kaiser|
From a program recorded on September 14, 1981, Charles Amirkhanian gets a demonstration of the Eventide Clockworks Harmonizer from Laurie Anderson. The Harmonizer is the piece of equipment that Anderson has used, with such great effect, to lower the pitch of her voice in real time, during her concerts. Amirkhanian then interviews Richard Factor, the co-inventor of this ingenious device, in his busy New York City office...
Keywords: Henry Kaiser; Laurie Anderson; Richard Factor; KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Music; Jazz; Electronic Music; Free Improvisation; Blues; Rock